Monday, January 4, 2010

BIG and little (hopefully!!!!)

So, I have never been one to diet and I like to have goals and resolutions all throughout the year, but this year is going to be different . . . I am starting a very BIG goal and I am doing it for the new year . . . I want to lose 20 lbs. by my birthday in April. I have decided that I don't like being as BIG as I am and I would like to be little like I used to be. I am bigger than I have ever been in my entire life and I am not okay with it anymore. I have decided that in order to keep my goal, I need to be open about where I am at. I am going to track my progress on this blog and because I know someone might read my entries, I will be more liable for my progress.

I have been very fortunate to have a good enough self-esteem to not be depressed about my weight and how I look . . . in fact, I actually think 'I look goooooood" ;) . . . but after seeing myself in way too many family photos this year and realizing that I am officially the largest female on both sides of my family, I realize I am not okay with it anymore. I don't like being a little chubby, I don't like that my clothes don't fit right, and I don't like the size of my face (it just isn't me)! I was always so thin growing up and because I was an athlete, I never had to worry about what I ate (and believe me, that was a LOT!!!). I have always LOVED food and I have always eaten a LOT of it - I don't feel like there is an underlying reason why I eat so much (as Jillian on Biggest Loser would insist), but I sure do it, nonetheless. I think everyone probably has some type of addiction in their life and mine just happens to be food. Oh, drat.

So here's what I am going to do. I am going to tell you what I weigh right now and each week until my birthday I am going to do the same. I have committed myself to only eating one serving of each meal throughout the day, snacking on fruits and vegetables (or possibly yogurt or pretzels) and I am not going to be eating sweets (although, I found these awesome all natural fruit popsicles that are only 30 calories if I really need something sweet). I will exercise for at least an hour, 3 to 4 times a week, (which I love to do) and will probably exercise everyday except Sunday if I do not have other pressing commitments.

I really feel like this will help me lose the weight that I desire and hopefully by my knowing that someone else out there will be able to read my progress, I will be able to lose the weight faster than four months or lose more than 20 lbs. by my birthday.

I really do enjoy being in good health. I love to exercise, and I enjoy eating healthy . . . now I just need to do it!!! Wish me luck!!

By the way, I currently weigh 184 lbs., as of this morning, on my scale at home. I probably weigh a little more than that if I were to weigh myself at the gym, but I am going to go off of my home scale because that is where I will be regularly weighing myself. Besides, my goal is 20 lbs., so it really doesn't matter what scale I use as long as I use the same one. I know I can do it!

P.S. I have a lot of holiday posts I am going to put up soon, but I had to do this post first since it is my top priority right now. :)


Devon said...

You are AMAZING Mindi, and I have no doubt that you will reach your goal! I bet that if I were ever brave enough to publicly tell everyone my health goals, I would have been much more sucessful, and I really admire you for it! Good luck with everything..I know how hard it is to find time to make exercising a priority with little kids!

The Blomquist Bunch said...

GO FIGHT WIN!!! You will, I know it! Maybe some of your awesomeness can rub off on me and I can get fit again, too!

Mandy said...

Nice work Mindi, you can do it! You'll help motivate me as I am also on a ferocious lose weight plan! (But I'm not brave enough to post numbers on my blog...he he he).

Kim said...

Go Mindi! I think that you will do it. You are so dang cute! Maybe you can motivate me to lose the 20 lbs that I need to lose as well!

Colleen said...

Good job on wanting to get more healthy. We will all be here to help you!!! I think you do look good though by the way....and you ARE beautiful!

Sadi said...

This is the first I've read your blog since you started your weight journey. You are so awesome. I love your enthusiasm. I wish I had half of your pep! Congrats on your 25lb loss, you'll be way past your goal by your b-day. You are great!